Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

If not for their time spent at Aspen Springs [a mental hospital in Reno, Nevada], these teens never would have met.  Because Conner, Tony, and Vanessa have all tried to kill themselves, though, they were admitted to Aspen Springs and became friends.  Conner snapped because he couldn’t handle the pressure doled out by his “perfect” family.  Tony ended up addicted to drugs and confused about his sexuality because of traumatic childhood events. And Vanessa used cutting to try and “hush the demons” in her mind.  As the book progresses, we learn more about each of their checkered pasts and what led them to attempt suicide.  And, while I refuse to “spoil” a book in my review, I can say this —  the shocking ending had me reeling for days…

Happy Reading!


2 responses to “Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

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